"Government does not tax to get the money it needs;
government always finds a need for the money it gets."
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Ronald Reagan
(1911-2004) 40th US President
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I like all of today's quotes when they get put up. This one is true on its face and needs no further explanation or comment from me . ;-)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    They take all they can get...they'll justify it later. Criminals!
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US      
    Anonymous, are you a card carrying communist or just a fellow traveler. If the Reda should ever take this country over, guys like you will be the first ones they shoot.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    Clinton got a surplus and paid down the debt. Proof that it can be done we just need the right people. While Reagan BSed us and sounded good to the simpletons among us he ran the debt sky high. Now Obama is the one to get us back into the intelligent and thoughtful Clinton groove.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
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    Damn it Waffler Clinton never had any surplus. He ran up the deficit as much as anybody and Obama has already proposed more deficit spending over the next 5 years than the total of all the previous 43 administrations combined. Get the hell out of your fantasy and start paying attention. When Reagan took office the projected budget that was passed and signed by Jimmy would have been 2.6 trillion by 1986. That would have been a 1.7 trillion increase over the 1980 actual budget. In 1986 the budget was 1.3 trillion. That is why all you leftist dreamers were crying about the budget being cut in half while at the same time crying about increased spending and deficits. This kind of crap is what makes an intelligent person just shake his head in disbelief when he hears it. It does not seem possible that people can be so ignorant and stupid but the evidence just keeps pilling up that they are. The left will ignore the evidence and continue to regurgitate the propaganda given to you by the George Soros sock puppet
     -- warren, olathe     
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    Well said, Warren. Just amazing how two people can see the same set of circumstances and come to two diametrically opposed conclusions. And Carlton - he see the truth and states it clearly in only eleven words.
     -- zeitgeist, la crescenta     
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    It's worse than that: the government 'borrows' all the money it can, spends it at record amounts with each successive administration, and lays taxes to simply prevent money from going into circulation in the first place (that's why it is taken out of your pay before you even have a chance to deposit in a bank account) which would otherwise cause inflation to 'tax' everyone proportionally through the loss of their purchasing power -- those with the most savings would 'pay' (lose in purchasing power) more than those with less savings -- those in debt benefit in that their property is never taxed and the loan they must repay becomes less burdensome after inflation. Truth be told, people pay income taxes because they can't avoid it -- the game is fixed. Then there are some tax payers that make excuses about everyone having to pay their fare share. It is a scam, and I will have no part of it! (If I can...) Get this, and get it good: taxes are to keep the common man DOWN -- nothing else. The rest is buying whatever votes they can't steal the old fashioned way. Lies, lies, lies, propped up with promises to pay -- and some get paid, but it most likely wasn't you unless you were an enabler of the scam.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    WELL FOLKS I HEARD REAGAN SAY WHEN HE WAS RUNNING AGAINST CARTER THAT HE WOULD GET THE DEBT DOWN. IT WAS ONE TRILLION. WHEN HE AND BUSH SR LEAVE THE DEBT HAS GONE TO 5 TRILLION... I CALL THAT A LIE.
     -- WOODMAN, GREENVILLE, NC     
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    well 15 yeas and 5 trillion ain't that bad compared to 5 months and 5 trillion...at the rate Obama is going we're going to spend more than all other administrations combined in his first two years
     -- Anonymous     
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    Human action that is not being constrained by morality will be animated by pride and fear.

    The absence of moral authority and concomitant discipline in the administration of government has been both an abettor and a reflection of the effect which the general declension of morality in our society has had.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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     -- Jim K, Austin      
     
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